On behalf of Lavant Football Club we would like to wish all the officials, players, sponsors, supporters and villagers of Lavant a very prosperous New Year.
We would also like to take this opportunity to also say a big Thank You to our sponsors who again this season have very kindly backed the village football club.
They include the Giles and Ruth Thomson, landlords of The Earl of March, Jan Squires, Alan & Sue Smith, Richard & Sheila Sims, The Lavant Fete Committee and Lavant Parish Council.
Their continued support has ensured that the village can field a number of football teams playing in local leagues each week.
This season especially we have had major expenditure with the replacement of both the first team and reserve team kits.
Giles and Ruth of the Earl of March have very kindly offered to continue to sponsor the first team kit and Jan and her daughter Kay were insistent on continuing to sponsor the Reserves team with the names of Squires & Sands being two families which have together represented the football club over many decades in the past.
Jan was keen to ensure that she and her family kept the support for the club going in honour of her husband John, one of our biggest fans who sadly passed away just over a year ago.
As a mark of respect to John the away kit also bears his name on the back of the shirts, so everyone who puts on the club kit, knows what it really means to play for the village football club.
Kay with the away kit and Jan with the new Reserve team home kit
Start of the New Year
With the bad weather setting in over the Christmas break all the fixtures have been affected and we have not now played for the past two weeks. With the continued heavy downpours which have
been forecast to continue into the remainder of the week, it looks very
unlikely we will be playing on the 4th January either.
Starts back on the 8th January at the 3G All-Weather Pitch at the Arena, Bognor Regis and will be every Wednesday evening from 8pm to 9pm right through to the end of March after which training reverts back to the village green.
Both managers Stuart and Martin are hoping their players have been keeping themselves fit in between fixtures, because once we start playing again after the Christmas break, both teams have a battle on their hands to ensure they secure their survival in their respective leagues as we go into the second half of what has been a really tough season so far.
Lavant FC Forthcoming Social Event
Put the dates in your diary now!!!
Date: Saturday 18th January 2014
Time: 19:00 for 19:30
Venue: The Globe
Event: Pool competition
Cost: £3 (covers the trophy/prize, plus all pool games)
Dress Code: Last year was a waistcoat!! This year it’s a bow tie.Most flamboyant/outrageous will get a prize!!
Fines: For arriving after 19.30 and for not wearing a bow tie.
Could you please let Tag know if you are taking part by the 5th January.